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(Archived) Production Planner

Last Updated: 7/20/21

Job Description

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

Help lead the way in manufacturing that's smarter, simpler and better!

CommScope is hiring a Production Planner in Catawba, NC

How you'll help us connect the world:

This role is focused on ensuring the correct and smooth movement of the material from suppliers to production floor while supporting manufacturing process to complete customers’ orders more efficiently. Primary goal is to collaborate with customer service, PLM, engineering, and quality to maximize production, minimize supply chain costs, ensure better inventory controls, balance contending priorities while still improving the level of customer service. Work together to ensure timely performance goals are met and handle orders and schedules in a manner that achieves MELT (Market Expected Lead Time), OTP (On-Time Performance), and various other goals set by management. Building and disseminating production schedules for multiple lines to improve productivity and efficiency while decreasing down time, changeovers, and scrap. You will be leading the value stream in the absence of the operations manager, supervise and report the status of production, on time-performance, lead times, and other metrics. Use corporate ERP system (SAP) to create material inventory/purchasing plans, capacity plans, based on customer forecasts, current sales, seasonal trends and information received from sales in order to reduce customer response times. Identify changes in capacity or material availability to sales. Elevate relevant issues to management especially ones that negatively impacts the MPS, and hence availability to customer. Apply the best material availability dates to Sales Orders and Quotations by analyzing the Bill of Material and Plant Capacity. Use inventory management tools and capacity models to improve turns and reduce non-moving inventory. Use analytical skills to supervise and call out planning issues. Work closely with counterparts at other locations to lower the response time to customers who require high value/low usage components within a short lead time. Collaborate with other functional areas in improving the planning processes, including Manufacturing, Customer Care, Engineering, Logistics, Purchasing, Quality, and Product Line Management. Investigate any discrepancies, utilizing ERP systems and all available resources around late orders. Track all late orders, identify the root causes, implement permanent corrective actions. Investigate possible alternative uses of excess and slow-moving stock to reduce and eliminate this specific area of inventory and optimize usage of material. Perform local planning responsibilities including developing daily/weekly production schedules, processing MRP regularly, orders/quotations, replenishing materials, optimizing inventories, and presenting to various functional areas to ensure global commitments are met based on capacity plan.

Required Qualifications for Consideration:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with five years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office, strong PC skills, knowledge of ERP system, ideally SAP and an excellent appreciation of MPS/MRP along with some reporting tool experience
  • Strong social skills, ability to present in large groups. Understanding and interacting with sales-team, suppliers, and production teams.
  • Ability to work flexible hours is important for this role

You Will Excite Us If You:

Possess a four-year degree in Business Administration/Management or a completed Associates Degree. Have knowledge of production control systems. Zeal to learn new operating / reporting processes. Are an accurate and conclusive, multi-tasker, who delivers to personal commitments in a tight-schedule environment. Are an independent problem solver who takes initiative and looks for solutions and implements them.

What happens after you apply?

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Why CommScope

CommScope is pushing the boundaries of communications technology. For more than 40 years, we’ve been leaders in innovating 5G, private networks and Gigabit speeds everywhere – we're always anticipating what’s next. Developments such as the Internet of Things, seamless connectivity, Cloud and 5G introduce new requirements and demand creative thinking. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow.

CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including people with disabilities and veterans. To learn more visit [Register to View]

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.


Company Details

Hickory, North Carolina, United States